Faculty attitudes toward distance education across Taiwan higher education
Jen Chieh (Jesse) Wu, Indiana State University, United States
Indiana State University . Awarded
To a great extent, faculty attitudes toward innovations influence the success or failure of distance learning programs. Understanding these attitudes can enable program administrators and institutions to develop distance education programs by being appropriately responsive to faculty needs. In this study, a Web-based faculty needs assessment survey is used to clarify the gap between what current attitudes instructors possess and what they would like their expertise to include, and to identify obstacles and motivations that currently exist such as technology skills and teaching environments.
The null hypotheses for this study were as follows: (1) There is no significant difference in the attitudes of faculty members toward distance education across the three levels of higher education institutions in Taiwan. (2) Instructional technology skills are not significantly related to the attitudes of faculty members involved in distance education courses among higher education institutions in Taiwan. (3) Teaching environments are not significantly related to the attitudes of faculty involved in distance education course among higher education institutions in Taiwan.
Valid responses to the survey numbered 1,433 (3.20% response rate). Through one-way analysis-of-variance (ANOVA), Kruskal-Wallis Test, multiple regression analysis procedures, these null hypotheses have been rejected at the .05 and .01 levels of significance respectively. Thus, these hypotheses in Chapter 1 are confidently rejected.
The results of the survey provide insights into attitudes and perceptions associated with using distance education technologies from the perspective of faculty across Taiwan higher education institutions. Although the survey results may not be generalized across Taiwan higher education because of numerous intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impact faculty attitudes in institutions not involved in this research, they can offer essential reference-based data for delineating new polices or strategies of distance education programs in Taiwan.
Wu, J.C. Faculty attitudes toward distance education across Taiwan higher education. Ph.D. thesis, Indiana State University.
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